Italian Plum Tart

The Bella Donna Plum Tart
Italian Plum Tart
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Ingredients

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For the Crust:
1 cup All-purpose flour
1 tbsp Sugar
⅛ tsp Salt
1 stick (8 tbsp) Butter unsalted or pareve margarine, cut into 8 pieces
1 Egg yolks
For the Filling:
3 tbsp Jam sugar plum or other fruit
1 tbsp Brandy
1½ pounds Plums Italian blue , pitted and cut into 4 pieces each
½ tsp Cinnamon ground
1 tsp Lemon zest grated
¼ cup Sugar

Nutritional information

290
calories
16,4g
fat
34,7g
carbohydrates
3,2g
protein
75g
cholesterol
110mg
sodium
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    This recipe is an authentic Italian Plum Tart (Tarte aux Quetsches) and will bring a real European touch to your table. Follow the below steps and bake a soft, buttery crust filled with plum jam whisked with brandy and Italian blue plums arranged in a beautiful design over the top. Spice with cinnamon and lemon zest and bake to perfection in a hot oven. Enjoy warm!

    To make Italian Plum Tart (Tarte aux Quetsches), you will need the following ingredients:

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    So, how to make Italian Plum Tart (Tarte aux Quetsches)?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    2

    Prepare crust

    In a food processor, pulse the flour, sugar, salt, and butter or margarine together until crumbled.

    2
    Done
    2

    Add egg yolk

    Add egg yolk and continue pulsing until the dough comes together.

    3
    Done
    30

    Refrigerate

    Place dough in an ungreased 9-inch tart pan and dust with flour. Gently press out the dough to cover the base and up the sides. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill.

    4
    Done
    5

    Preheat oven

    Preheat the oven to 450 °F.

    5
    Done
    10

    Bake base

    Bake the crust in the preheated oven for 10 minutes then reduce the heat to 375°F, and bake for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool slightly. Reduce oven to 350°F.

    6
    Done
    2

    Prepare jam

    In a small bowl, gently mix the brandy with the jam and spread over the base of the crust.

    7
    Done
    3

    Add plums

    Working from the outside inwards, place the plums in a circle, overlapping the pieces creating concentric circles winding into the middle of the pan.

    8
    Done
    1

    Add spices

    Season with sprinkles of cinnamon and lemon zest.

    9
    Done
    30

    Bake

    Return tart to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes until crust is golden brown and the plums oozing with juice.

    10
    Done

    Serve

    Sprinkle with sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.

    It’s time to get your Bella on with this Italian Plum Tart (Tarte aux Quetsches). Exactly as it’s made in Italy. Try it this fall, tag #cookmerecipes and let us know how your own authentic plum tarts turn out!

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    Athina

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